Square potatoes

Let’s start off with something simple! This isn’t an exact-quantities recipe, it’s more of a make-use-of-what-you’ve-got-lying-around one.

Some potatoes
A bit of egg
Whatever else is in your fridge/cupboard

Special equipment
Biscuit cutter


  1. Boil potatoes in plenty of salted water.
  2. Drain and mash when cooked through.
  3. Add other things – I added a bit of sweet potato, you could add some sautéed spring onion or something (I don’t like them but I can see they would work), maybe a bit of cheese. I always recommend a knob of butter and some (not too much!) milk. And salt and black pepper of course!
  4. Make shapes on a baking sheet (astute readers will have guessed that I boringly used squares) using your biscuit cutter. Brush with the egg and bake for about 15 minutes or until they are crisping up and going brown.

Cookery books never say “going brown” do they? I think I mean “turning a delicate golden colour”. Yes, that’s better.

Use more adventurous shapes and give your children some home-made smiley faces/alphabites!

Categories: Cooking, Easy, Mains, Potatoes | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Square potatoes

  1. Anonymous

    The stuff about going brown vs/ golden reminded me about you burning the cabbage on Christmas Day. Ha ha ha!

  2. Chris

    Dear “anonymous”,

    Your anonymity is severely compromised by the fact that I only spent Christmas day with two other people and one of them is only 11 months old and has only rudimentary typing skills.

    FYI the red cabbage frisbee turned out exactly as I had planned!

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